Alexis Sanchez sits on Solskjaer’s bench: Manchester United defeat Reading to advance to the fourth round of FA Cup.
Manchester United defeated Reading in the third round of FA Cup tie at Old Trafford earlier this evening.
Juan Mata opened the goalscoring with a penalty, after the foul on the Spanish attacker was reviewed with VAR. Romelu Lukaku doubled the lead in the final seconds of the game, after Alexis Sanchez found him with a brilliant pass.
Alexis Sanchez was substituted in the second half, as the Chilean walked off the field with slight pain in his leg.
However, the attacker was involved in a hilarious incident as he went to the bench.
Alexis Sanchez sits on Solskjaer’s bench:
As Sanchez sits on the bench after being substituted, Manchester United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pats on him.
While the Chilean looks bemused at first, he realises that he sat on the manager’s bench, before getting up.
Here’s the video:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 5, 2019
The attacker made a comeback earlier this week after suffering from a hamstring injury in November last year.
He was involved in Manchester United’s second goal against Newcastle United, as he led the counter-attack alongside Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford in the second half. He assisted the English youngster for the goal.
With this win, Manchester United are through to the next round in the FA Cup. Their opponents will be decided once all the third rounds are game during the course of the weekend.
Earlier, Paul Pogba was not included in the match-day squad after he suffered a knock in the game against Newcastle. Fred, Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay started in the midfield, and Solskjaer gave a first-team debut to Manchester United’s academy player Tahith Chong in the second half, who replaced Juan Mata.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Alexis Sanchez’s performance, and his incident with Solskjaer.
Hope injury is nothing serious – Solskjaer's reaction to Sanchez sitting in his seat… PRICELESS! 😂 https://t.co/oFUrRN7DRa
— Stretty News TV (@StrettyNewsTV) January 5, 2019
Lovely goal. What a pass from Sanchez and well taken by Lukaku. That’s what we want to see from both of them. Sanchez looking up early and Lukaku making those runs in the channels. Just a good goal to watch. Nicely done.
— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) January 5, 2019
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 5, 2019
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:
Alexis Sanchez – 2 assists in 2 games
Romelu Lukaku – 3 goals in 3 games.pic.twitter.com/DD7ER6hfna
— Man Utd Channel (@ManUtdChannel) January 5, 2019
Sanchez was brilliant . You can say it's just reading but the awareness and quality to pick up Romelu Lukaku has nothing to do with the quality of the opposition
— KAVI (@blurt2kc) January 5, 2019
Delicious pass from Sánchez. Two assists in two appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Good run from Lukaku and finish. Not a great performance but still find themselves 2-0 up. Could be worse!
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) January 5, 2019
Confirmed. Fantastic pass from Sanchez. It has felt like the Chilean has not even been @ManUtd at times due to lack of impact over last 12 months but if he can reproduce Arsenal form, he would be a big 'addition'.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 5, 2019
Oi, that’s Ole Gunnar Solschair. https://t.co/3aX2k8drPf
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 5, 2019